- Series: Leisure Historical Romance
- Mass Market Paperback: 322 pages
- Publisher: Leisure Books (February 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0843960116
- ISBN-13: 978-0843960112
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,608,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The River Nymph (Leisure Historical Romance) Mass Market Paperback – February, 2008
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To accomplish her objective she needs a partner so she considers Clint, who faced the added humiliation of having to strip after losing a side bet with Delilah. He reluctantly accepts her offer. As they travel the river together with her cargo, they begin to fall in love. However, they face trouble from amoral competitors using hitmen and other dangerous criminals; her only hope to achieve her goal lies in trusting him and his relationship with the nearby Sioux, who revere him as venerable Lightning Hand.
Readers will obtain a feel for nineteenth century Life on the Mississippi with this vivid historical romance. The lead couple is a fascinating duet who gambles on cards, cargo, and love. Though the bad guys contain no redeeming quality, the fun story line is fast-paced from the moment Delilah stuns the cardsharp and never slows down as he risks his life to help her dream come true.
Set in post-Civil War St. Louis, this story serves up the historical detail readers crave while pitting professional gambler Delilah Raymond against sexy Southern hero Clint Daniels. Clint doesn't stop at losing his shirt when Delilah bests him at cards: when he loses his riverboat, the Nymph, to Delilah and vows to win them both back, he loses his heart (and sometimes all rational thought!) as well.
All through this fast-paced tale, you'll wonder if Delilah stands a chance: she wants to give up the gambling life; intends to run mining supplies up the treacherous Missouri River to Fort Benton and make a LOT of money. Plenty of dastardly men assume they can take advantage of her along the way--and they resent her savvy enough to kill her. And while Clint is the ultimate gentleman, saving her from those villains as well as from her own naiveté, Delilah never plays the dumb female. She and Clint are evenly matched competitors--and lovers--to the end.
A cast of colorful characters, constant give-and-take between the hero and heroine, and a lush blending of history and humor make THE RIVER NYMPH an enjoyable read from the first scene to the last. I'm looking forward to Shirl's next one!--Reviewed by Charlotte Hubbard
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This the kind of book you really don't want it to end, it was very funny and passionate at times i though she was so mean to him but i loved the way he got back at herPublished 17 months ago by Gladys Stensrud
Again I read all three books of this series. The characters from one book were mentioned the next. These woman were strong and today they would be CEO's of some Company or... Read morePublished 23 months ago by lisse
Set in St. Louis and on the Missouri River in 1876, this is the story of Delilah Raymond, a Civil War widow and a formidable gambler who takes Clint Daniels, owner of the River... Read morePublished on June 5, 2014 by Regan
It was nice following the life of a woman gambler and her protector, especially in the 1800s. It was neat to read about how she won the clothes of the man that she fell in love... Read morePublished on October 16, 2013 by whitewolf65
I have to tell you I got real tired of Deelie being so nasty to Clint. If the story wasn't so good I would have quit reading the book. Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by Trish R.
Can't wait to read book #2 of this trilogy. Really enjoyed reading this one . All about the Mississippi and Missouri river and how one traveled in the 1800'Published on August 16, 2013 by Joann
I really enjoyed this book. Great characters. Great storyline. Great supporting characters. Definitely a book for the more mature reader if you get my drift. Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by dstew1973
I was in love with this book from the cover. I love the play between the hero and heroine. Such a fun couple. I enjoyed the way Shirl Henke can bring the book to life.Published on July 24, 2013 by HAC